A year-long investigation by the Leesburg Police Department and the FBI culminated today with a Hamilton drug dealer being sentenced to serve 5 years in federal prison.
Leesburg Police investigators suspected Lonnell K. Sanya, 37, was distributing powder and crack cocaine and heroin in town. On Nov. 19, 2015, the department and the FBI conducted surveillance on Sanya and subsequently arrested him on local charges. The execution of a search warrant at his Hamilton home resulted in the seizure of a vehicle, large amount of cash and illegal narcotics.
On Jan. 7, Sanya was charged under federal law for conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Sanya pleaded guilty and was sentenced to serve 60 months in the United States Bureau of Prisons. Sanya also was convicted on a revocation of supervised release and was sentenced to an additional 24 months in prison.